Modi's visit to Sydney strengthens Australia-India commitment for an inclusive region. Defence cooperation, trade, and the Quad are important ongoing issues. The challenge is integrating India as a strategic partner in Australian foreign policy.


  1. Australian and Indian relationship has been historically limited, but Modi's visit to Sydney shows commitment to each other.
  2. India's importance to Australia lies in political ties, regional strategic alignment, and the large Indian diaspora in Australia.
  3. Critics point out differences in values between the two countries but shared democracy forms a solid foundation for a strategic relationship.
  4. Australia and India aim for a common set of strategic interests in the Indo-Pacific while addressing the challenges posed by China.
  5. The partnership focuses on an inclusive region with shared power, deterrence of aggression, and cooperation with Southeast Asian countries.


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